Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pound-for-Pound Update 8/18

With Daniel Geale's exit from the SNB Top-20 most notable, there have been a number of changes to the Saturday Night Boxing pound-for-pound list.
Daniel Geale: Geale lost a split decision to Darren Barker last night. He put forth a spirited effort but wound up just short of victory. The loss is a step back. Heading into the match, Barker had yet to defeat a top world-level boxer, despite some good moments against Sergio Martinez. Geale exits the Rankings.
Juan Estrada: Estrada recently had a very solid win against flyweight contender Milan Melindo, earning a wide decision victory in a competitive  fight. Estrada jumps up three places to #16 in the SNB Top-20.  
Adrien Broner: Broner enters the Rankings at #20. Although Broner is a three-division titlist, his resume doesn't include a win over a top fighter at junior lightweight or welterweight. However, he did beat an elite lightweight with his knockout victory over Antonio DeMarco. That performance helps shade Broner slightly ahead of Lucas Matthysse, who was also under consideration to enter the Rankings. Broner's status in the Rankings may be temporary if Matthysse is able to defeat Danny Garcia next month.
With Geale's exit, Takashi Uchiyama moves up a spot to #19. Here is the complete SNB Top-20 Fighters list:
  1. Floyd Mayweather
  2. Andre Ward
  3. Juan Manuel Marquez
  4. Sergio Martinez
  5. Manny Pacquiao
  6. Wladimir Klitschko
  7. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  8. Abner Mares
  9. Carl Froch
  10. Vitali Klitschko
  11. Nonito Donaire
  12. Tim Bradley
  13. Roman Gonzalez
  14. Bernard Hopkins
  15. Anselmo Moreno
  16. Juan Estrada
  17. Danny Garcia
  18. Saul Alvarez
  19. Takashi Uchiyama
  20. Adrien Broner

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